This & That

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Amazingly beautiful roof in the floating shrine, Japan. bits swim

Diptyque candle / Chanel polish / Sweetie Pie earrings / Mikoh bikini MTP urban cuff 2

Gemma Redux Urban Armor cuffs   bits peony

Latte break / Peonies / Mechanix collar / Summer fedora bits makeup

Leopard clutch / Dior lip / Sweet Scent / BB Mini. 

Print//Print//Print

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I’m always a fan of mixing prints, especially ones full of vibrant colors, but over the weekend, I decided to put a different spin on my mix by going black and white. The combo tends to always work and I love the added complexity that mixed prints brings to a classic color combo.

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Shorts: Nicholas (similar here & here), Top: J. Crew, Shoes: Jimmy Choo (similar here &  here), Bracelet: Gemma Redux, Bag: Proenza Schouler, Necklace: Zara-old (similar here), Sunnies: Wayne Cooper, Lips: Dior in Pandore.

 

 

Rip factor

 

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Distressed denim is currently having a moment-not that it ever leaves the spotlight. Summer always has iterations of tattered shorts and boyfriend’s that are perfectly broken in and frayed.  Being denim, of course you know I have a whole stack dedicated to all that is ripped.  To the average onlooker, it probably seems I have 15 pairs of the same thing but for me, each one is unique and has a story to accompany some of their battle wounds.

I try not to play favorites with my distressed lovelies, however; when it comes to broken in denim, one of my go-to’s is always AG. They are unbelievably soft and the distressing is perfection.  Like most brands, AG has many different washes and styles.   I love their skinny ankle as I’m petite.  The Slit is one of their most popular styles, but one I had not ever purchased. I was after something that fell between a slim boyfriend and a skinny and found that in AG’s newest Slit member.

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Jeans: AG Jeans, Tee: Madewell (similar here & here), Necklace: Gemma Redux, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bag: Proenza Schouler (also love this color), Sunnies: Barton Perreira, Ring: Tom Binns (similar here).

 

All in the details

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I have certain pieces in my wardrobe that I know will always work and are usually my go to when I want something easy.  I have to admit though, I can find myself in a fashion rut sometime,s always gravitating towards my favorite denim and basic top.  My never fail cure:  Accessorise!

While I’m certainly not starved for color when it comes to my accessories, I like to make sure there is always a balance among texture, color and size. Pops of color paired with fierce details on a classic black shoe are the cure all to any basic outfit.

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Denim: Rag & Bone (also here), Button down: Vanishing Elephant (similar here), Clutch: Sophie Hulme, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Bracelets: Dannijo (similar here), Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Lips: Dior in Artifice.

 

 

Sleek

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Maxi’s are a warm weather staple, and mine are usually brightly and happy, conjuring up images of island getaways. However, they can also have a darker side that lends itself nicely to Summer’s version of the LBD. I came across this conundrum over the weekend when debating party attire for a more formal evening event. I opted for a black maxi with plenty of details and an equally interesting shoe.  My LBD collection now has a new, slightly taller member 🙂      sleek shoes   sleek bb sleek crop 2 sleek crop top sleek shoes close

Dress: Bless’ed are the Meek, (also here & here in white), Shoes: B Brian Atwood (also love this shoe & this color), Necklace: Gemma Redux, Sunnies: Ray-Ban.